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Windows 7: Difficulty using Windows Explorer - please advise

01 Feb 2009   #1
anykey

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 
Difficulty using Windows Explorer - please advise

I am having difficulty using Windows Explorer.
I am used to working in Explorer with two panes side by side and I can do that now. I work on files, for example tagging music files, and then when prepared I drag n' drop them from my Workshop folder to the relevant Music folder on my Ext Hard Drive. I often use right click and Move the files.

The problem is when dragging across to the target pane/folder there is no space to drop the files now.
The system wants to attach the files to a folder of it's choosing, whereas I want to select the folder.
If I hover over a folder in the Tree on the left the whole lot pops opens and the folder whizzes to the bottom of the screen and then I cannot see my target folder. All the while I have my right click held. If I let go goodness knows where my files will end up. Many's the time I have had to resort to Edit>Undo Move, and start again, Grrrrrr
Explorer didn't used to behave like this, and while I like Win7 I am struggling to adapt to this weird new behaviour in Explorer.
Can you understand what I am trying to describe, it is not easy in words.
Have your experiences been similar...


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01 Feb 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I have found the best place to drop the files or folders is on the left of the icons in the right pane.
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11 Nov 2009   #3
jdogga

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anykey View Post
I am having difficulty using Windows Explorer.
I am used to working in Explorer with two panes side by side and I can do that now. I work on files, for example tagging music files, and then when prepared I drag n' drop them from my Workshop folder to the relevant Music folder on my Ext Hard Drive. I often use right click and Move the files.

The problem is when dragging across to the target pane/folder there is no space to drop the files now.
The system wants to attach the files to a folder of it's choosing, whereas I want to select the folder.
If I hover over a folder in the Tree on the left the whole lot pops opens and the folder whizzes to the bottom of the screen and then I cannot see my target folder. All the while I have my right click held. If I let go goodness knows where my files will end up. Many's the time I have had to resort to Edit>Undo Move, and start again, Grrrrrr
Explorer didn't used to behave like this, and while I like Win7 I am struggling to adapt to this weird new behaviour in Explorer.
Can you understand what I am trying to describe, it is not easy in words.
Have your experiences been similar...
I am having the same issue... I just cannot get used to the new Windows Explorer... I like the old Vista/XP explorer that you can drag/drop easily, and also I miss the UP BUTTON!!
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11 Nov 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdogga View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anykey View Post
I am having difficulty using Windows Explorer.
I am used to working in Explorer with two panes side by side and I can do that now. I work on files, for example tagging music files, and then when prepared I drag n' drop them from my Workshop folder to the relevant Music folder on my Ext Hard Drive. I often use right click and Move the files.

The problem is when dragging across to the target pane/folder there is no space to drop the files now.
The system wants to attach the files to a folder of it's choosing, whereas I want to select the folder.
If I hover over a folder in the Tree on the left the whole lot pops opens and the folder whizzes to the bottom of the screen and then I cannot see my target folder. All the while I have my right click held. If I let go goodness knows where my files will end up. Many's the time I have had to resort to Edit>Undo Move, and start again, Grrrrrr
Explorer didn't used to behave like this, and while I like Win7 I am struggling to adapt to this weird new behaviour in Explorer.
Can you understand what I am trying to describe, it is not easy in words.
Have your experiences been similar...
I am having the same issue... I just cannot get used to the new Windows Explorer... I like the old Vista/XP explorer that you can drag/drop easily, and also I miss the UP BUTTON!!
Use the backspace key...it is faster and has the same result as the up button
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12 Nov 2009   #5
jdogga

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah I think I have been won over as far as the up button... I can use backspace or clicking on the previous folder name in the address section. The other concern remains though!
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12 Nov 2009   #6
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Isn't it easier to copy n paste than to drag n drop, just a question?

Smitty
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